It comes really handy with my blogging, and it keeps my creativity chakra going.
Lonely Planet is considered to be the bible of the travel media whether in prints or online.
It started in the 70’s, and they’ve grown into a travel media institution with millions of subscribers worldwide.
Over the decades, they have been inspiring people to pursue their adventures with their comprehensive travel guidebooks of every single country in the world.
Lonely Planet’s magazine was preparing to celebrate their 100th print edition in April 2017.
I am an avid follower of their Instagram account.
Just right after the New Year of 2017, they made an announcement that they were looking for outstanding photos from their followers, that could potentially be published on the limited edition cover photo of the 100th print edition of the magazine.
I took my chance and followed all the requirements and submitted my entries to the email address provided by the Lonely Planet.
It was a leap of faith, but I told myself that I have to at least try.
I was convinced that loads of fantastic and professional photographers will submit their entries to this prestigious photographic contest, and so my hopes were slim.
Months had passed and I hadn’t received any confirmation email from Lonely Planet.
After a busy week, i received a VERY SPECIAL post today. My photo is featured in the front cover of the @lonelyplanetmags @Lonelyplanet magazine for their 100th print edition. This is a very limited edition, only 100 prints copies published. My photo of Lofoten island in Norway is one of the chosen images among thousands of entries worldwide.😙📸 Super duper thrilled with this news! Woohoo!!! Cheers to Lonely Planet team for choosing my photo! This means so much to me! Woohoo!!!!!! More travel photography images soon!❤📸 #EverythingZany #Globetrotter #LonelyPlanetTraveller #lpmag100 📷: EPL-7 45mm prime @olympusuk
On the 3rd of March 2017, when I came home after a day’s work, I saw a parcel on our doorstep with a logo of the Lonely Planet.
My heart leapt as I had an inkling of what it could be.
I felt like I won all the lotteries in the world the moment I saw my name printed on the front cover of the Lonely Magazine.
I was laughing and crying at the same time!
My Lofoten, Norway image was in the front cover of the Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine.
I consider this Lonely Planet recognition as one of my greatest achievements so far in travel photography and blogging.
So I thought this photography win of my Lofoten image deserves a post on my blog.
Keep aiming high and trying!
For all photography lovers out there, keep shooting!